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Pie and Pastry Crusts

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Boiling Water Pie Crust

1 1/2 c flour 1/2 c shortening
3/4 t salt 1/4 c boiling water

Sift dry ingredients into bowl. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Slowly add in the water, just enough to hold dough together. Press together and turn onto lightly floured surface. Wrap and chill before use.

Source 9.

Oreo Pie Crust
Use this crust for unbaked fillings.

21 Oreo Cookie sandwiches 1/4 c butter

Preheat oven to 350°F.

Butter a 9" pie pan. In food processor, finely grind chocolate sandwich cookies. Add in butter and process until well combined and evenly moistened. Press into prepared pie pan and bake for about 6 minutes. Cool before filling.

Source 49.


Enriched Lemon and Pecan Pie Crust

3 3/4 c flour 1 egg
1 T salt 3 T fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 1/2 c butter, cut up in tablespoon pats 1/2 c finely chopped pecans
  Finely grated lemon zest from one lemon

Mix flour and salt. Cut in butter until fine. Add in the egg and lemon juice. Stir in the nuts and zest. Remove from bowl, knead lightly into a ball. Divide; wrap and chill before using.

Source 9.

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